Are You Mounting Your New TV Correctly?
Mounting your new TV on the wall in your apartment or home is standard procedure today because it makes sense. It leaves you with more space and lets you set your new TV as a focal point in your room.
Today’s flat screen TVs scream for mounting on your wall like a beautiful mirror. You may think: Find the right eye height, secure it with a nail in a stud, and you’re good to go. If it were only that simple, you wouldn’t need this post.
Here are a few tips to make mounting your new TV an easier proposition without the headaches others endure and without risking your new TV falling off the wall.
It’s all about location, location, location
It would be lovely if you could point to a spot on the wall, wave your magic wand, and everything would be perfect. Instead, you need studs on which to install your TV mounting bracket and a spot for your many components. Components are peripherals that add to your TV viewing pleasure like DVRs, cable boxes, game consoles, and more. Since each peripheral needs connected to your new TV, you need a spot close by to house them.
Start with a stud finder. Even the most lightweight TVs today need mounted to studs. Drywall anchors won’t hold your TV over the long haul, so locate studs in the wall you want to hang your TV. If you can’t find a stud in your chosen location, you need to find a new location.
How will you conceal all those cords?
All of your components have cords to connect them to your TV and to a power source. Don’t ruin your TV viewing pleasure by a mess of cords snaking across your wall.
The easiest way is to have a professional install your cords inside the wall so they’re hidden from view. Another option is to buy cord channels you can paint to match your wall colors. These channels hide cords from view with the bonus of not needing to drill into your walls.
Get the right angle
Consider a wall mount you can angle to get the right picture. For example, does the afternoon sun shine directly on your new TV? An angle television mount lets you rotate your TV to different angles to avoid the sun, get the best viewing option, and more.
If you need an adjustable mount, make sure your wall can handle it. Refer to the above recommendation about location. Remember you’ll need plenty of physical support and strength if you need to adjust the angle of your new TV on a regular basis.
If you invested in the latest, greatest TV technology available, you want to protect your purchase by mounting it properly. Keep in mind if you don’t have the right tools for the job or know how to mount it and make sure it’s level, seek outside help from a trusted professional like United Smart Tech.
If you’re a weekend warrior, plan to spend time reading the instructions. Proceed cautiously and double-check your steps to make sure you new TV doesn’t fall off the wall and shatter.